Nina Simone’s Childhood Home in North Carolina Designated a National Treasure

Musician Nina Simone passed away in 2003 at 70 years old, but her legacy survives. A 2015 documentary on her life, What Happened, Miss Nina Simone?, received an Oscar nomination and her influence has touched everyone from Lauryn Hill to ...

Beyoncé and Jay-Z Drop Joint Album

Beyoncé has retained her title as queen of the surprise music drop. This time she had some help, as she and husband Jay-Z released a joint album, "Everything Is Love," Saturday on his Tidal streaming service.

Matt 'Guitar' Murphy, Blues Brothers guitarist, dead at 88

Blues Brothers guitarist Matt "Guitar" Murphy has died, according to the official Blues Brothers social media accounts run by Judy Belushi and Dan Aykroyd.

Beyoncé and Jay-Z drop joint album

Beyoncé has retained her title as queen of the surprise music drop. This time she had some help, as she and husband Jay-Z released a joint album, "Everything Is Love," Saturday on his Tidal streaming service.

Lenny Kravitz on Race, God & Spreading Love Through Music

Twenty-nine years after releasing his debut album, Lenny Kravitz is still letting love rule, but with an eye towards societal strife that continues to go unchecked. The multi-Grammy award winning musician brings forth a conscious body of work with Raise ...

Mara Brock Akil and Oprah Winfrey Curate Playlists Featuring Songs From the 90s for "Love Is_______" Premiering June 19

Oprah Winfrey Network revealed today the official 90s “Love Is___” playlists curated by Oprah and “Love Is___” Creator Mara Brock Akil, to get fans and audiences in the 90s groove in advance of the series premiere on Tuesday, June 19 ...

Kanye West's entire album hits the Top 40

So much for fans abandoning Kanye West's latest project. All seven tracks on the controversial rapper's "Ye" album debuted on Billboard's Top 40 chart this week.

Kanye West Scores Historic 8th Consecutive #1 Album as 'Ye' Debuts Atop Billboard 200 Album Chart

Kanye West returns to the top of the album charts today in historic fashion, as ye –released on June 1 via G.O.O.D. Music/Def Jam Recordings – becomes his eighth #1 album, and West ties the record for most consecutive #1 ...

Nicki Minaj And Future Announce Co-headlining 'NickiHndrxx' Tour

Global hip-hop icons Nicki Minaj and Future announce they'll be hitting the road together for the first time on their NickiHndrxxtour today.

Marjory Stoneman Douglas students sing 'Seasons of Love' in emotional performance at Tony Awards

Standing onstage at the Tony Awards, the drama students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School sang of love and loss in an stirring performance of "Seasons of Love" from the musical "Rent."

Gwen Stefani: Just A Girl About to Take Over Las Vegas

Gwen Stefani spent her childhood and adolescence in Anaheim, California, a suburban girl living just a stone’s throw from Disneyland. It was her older brother, Eric, who founded No Doubt, the hybrid ska/punk/rock band that would help Stefani make her ...

Appreciating African American Music Stirs One’s Soul

Music is a great storyteller. Through written words, a story is told, of course. But, the story set to music also comes alive in all of us with the emotions the music evokes. Hearing a particular song can cause one ...

Wynton Marsalis and Jazz Houston Orchestra Performed for Sold Out Crowd at the Houston Hobby Center and a Special Performance at the Houston Public Library

Grammy and Pulitzer Prize-winning trumpeter and composer, Wynton Marsalis performed with the Jazz Houston Orchestra on Thursday, May 24, 2018, at The Hobby Center for Performing Arts, and on Friday, May 25th at the Houston Public Library, Barbara Bush Plaza. ...

Dolly Parton snags Netflix deal

Dolly Parton clearly works much longer than 9 to 5.

Anthony Hamilton Provides 10 Vocal Tips With

This past week, singers from various genres and backgrounds gathered to learn more about caring for, resting and protecting their instrument at this vocal health clinic presented by MusiCares and the Recording Academy's Washington D.C. Chapter.